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shake sth out

phrasal verb with shake uk   /ʃeɪk/ us   /ʃeɪk/ verb shook, shaken
to hold something such as a piece of cloth at one end and shake it up and down to get rid of dirt or folds: I was on the back doorstep shaking out a rug.
to shake your head to allow your hair to fall freely, after removing objects such as pins that were holding it in place: She took off her hat and shook out her long curls.
(Definition of shake sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shake sth out

phrasal verb with shake uk   /ʃeɪk/ us   verb [T]
to remove parts of an organization in order to make it operate more effectively: They need new ideas, so they're shaking out their top management team.
(Definition of shake sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shake sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…抖干净(或抖展)…
in Turkish silkelemek…
in Russian вытряхивать, выколачивать что-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…抖乾淨(或抖展)…
in Polish wytrzepać coś…
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